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You are strong

You are strong, you have to be, otherwise you would not be where you are now… living with an alcoholic. Now this might come as a surprise to you as chances are you are feeling worthless, dependent, stuck, imprisoned by your situation and perhaps even a victim who cannot change the...

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Living with an alcoholic

Those who are or have been living with an alcoholic know very well what this means. Chaos, lies, sadness, fear, anger, hope, but also love are part of daily life. What I know from my own experience and that of others is that there are moments that you feel very alone. You just want to...

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Understanding the alcoholic

  Is that even possible…understanding the alcoholic? I think everybody who is in some shape or form affected by the behaviour of an alcohol-addicted person will try to understand. Why can’t they just drink socially? Why can’t they simply stop drinking when other...

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Christmas with an alcohol-addicted partner

Christmas with an alcohol-addicted partner The holidays are almost here and although this should be a festive and happy season, for many, Christmas with an alcohol-addicted partner can be the total opposite. That living with an alcoholic is not easy is an understatement. It’s a...

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Hitting Rock Bottom

Hitting Rock Bottom About how a partner needs to hit rock bottom in order to ‘heal’, just like the alcoholic! A very familiar expression in the field of alcoholism is Hitting Rock Bottom. It is generally assumed that the alcoholic has to get to this lowest point, his or her...

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The Constant Worrying

The constant worrying What most of us who are living with, or are close to someone who is addicted have in common is the constant worrying. The worrying certainly was one of the most difficult things of living with an alcoholic for me. The sense of powerlessness, the not knowing.What is...

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Affected by the drinking of a loved one

    Affected by the drinking of a loved one When you are affected by the drinking of a loved one, it is very well possible that you feel isolated and ashamed. You might feel that you are the only one struggling with this. Perhaps you are not personally affected by this, but...

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